Import Bookmarks and other data from Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge

Firefox lets you import your Favorites (called Bookmarks in Firefox), settings and other data from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer, saving you from having to configure many things yourself. This article gives you step-by-step instructions for getting it done.

Note: This article was written for Windows but generally applies to Mac, when Microsoft Edge is installed. To start the Import process on macOS you can click File in the Firefox menu bar at the top of the screen, click Import from Another Browser…, select Microsoft Edge in the Import Wizard window that opens and then follow the prompts to choose what data to import.

To start the Import process and choose what data to import:

  1. Click the menu button Fx89menuButton to open the menu panel. Click the Library 57 library icon button on your toolbar. (If you don't see it, click the menu fx57menu button, then click Libraryclick the menu fx89menuButton button.) Click Bookmarks and then click the Show All BookmarksManage Bookmarks bar at the bottom.
  2. In the Library window, click Import and Backup and choose Import Data from Another Browser….
    Bookmark Library Import Data from Another BrowserFx78BookmarksLibraryImportDataFromAnotherBrowser-win7
    • Tip: Another way to import from another browser is to click File in the Firefox Menu bar at the top of the screenenable the Menu bar (press Alt on the keyboard to enable it temporarily), then click File in Menu bar at the top of the Firefox window and select Import from Another Browser….
  3. In the Import Wizard window that opens, select Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Edge Legacy or Microsoft Internet Explorer and then click Next.
    Fx78ImportSettingsAndData-win7Import Settings and Data
  4. Firefox will list the types of settings and information it can import. Select the items you want to import, then click Next.
    Fx78ItemsToImport-win7Items to Import
    • Cookies: Small bits of information stored on your computer by some websites that are used to keep you logged in, store your options, or do other things.
    • Browsing History: Information on the sites you have visited.
    • Saved Passwords: Logins for websites.
    • Favorites: Web pages you have saved in your Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer favorites.
  5. Click Finish. The items you selected should now be imported.
    Fx78ImportComplete-win7Import Complete
    • Your imported favorites from Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer will appear as a folder in your Bookmarks Toolbar and Bookmarks menu.
      Fx78BookmarksFromInternetExplorer-win7Bookmarks Menu with From Microsoft Edge folder
Note: The Bookmarks Menu button Bookmark Menu icon (star on tray) is not shown by default. To learn how to add it to your Firefox toolbar and for more information on using bookmarks in Firefox, see Bookmarks in Firefox.

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